Something blew up in my laundry room!
Well, not really, but it looked that way. Every time I walked into that room I would just cringe at the chaos in this room. I would tell myself that I really need to clean and organize the room to help make my laundry days a little less crazy. This discussion with myself went on for weeks and then I had some visitors that made me stop talking and start doing. Ants! Lots of Ants!
We keep our garbage can in this room so I made sure no one missed the can and made a picnic for the ants. There were a few little spots and I cleaned them up. But the ants kept coming. I don't like spraying chemicals all around so I decided to remove everything I could and do a top to bottom cleaning.
I was amazed at what I found. I had two large Sams Club size boxes of ziplock bags, which I didn't know I had. I also had over 7 bottles of laundry detergent, so I don't think I need any for quite some time. Some items need to be moved into the basement or garage and others just needed to be put away. After washing everything down and putting things were they belong, I now have a clear space on my counter which I haven't seen in months.
I tossed the old brooms, mops and sweeper because I really only need one mop and one broom. I also recycled the piles of plastic bags I would stuff into one of the cabinets, which freed up the cabinet for what it should be used for.
I'm always amazed at how much better I feel when a room is not full of clutter. I have to say thank you to the ants. If it wasn't for their visit I would probably still be grumbling every time I walked into this room. Even though I'm thankful, I hope they don't come back for a return visit.
This post is linked back to Organized Junkie for the 52 weeks of organizing challenge.